August 25th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — August is not a time to kick back and relax for Middlebury business owner Jenn Buker. At the beginning of the month, Buker was downsizing and rebranding her skin care business. By mid-month she was moving to Texas.
Her business, formerly Glow Esthetics in the Zeno House on Court Street, has moved to the Star Mill building on Mill Street and opened there as Pro Skin Studio. Buker offers skin care services including facials, body waxing and eyebrow design for men and women.
“A garden should be in a constant state of fluid change, expansion, experiment, adventure; above all it should be an inquisitive, loving but self-critical journey on the part of its owner.”
— H.E. Bates
ADDISON — In May 2013, Peter Macfarlane found himself in a bit of trouble.
The Addison resident had been canoeing across Lake Champlain and up the Missisquoi River for seven hours, enduring pouring rain and battling wind of 25 miles per hour.
“The conditions were foul, and things were looking bleak,” Macfarlane recounted.
BRANDON — It’s the end of an era for Otter Valley Union High School baseball as varsity head coach Tim Mitchell announced his retirement last week.
Mitchell, who led the Otters to a state championship in 2013 after a 37-year drought, said this past Monday that the demands of his business and his family led to his decision.
MONTPELIER — Curtis Smiley with the Vermont Big Game Trophy Club says a huge, 450-pound bear taken in the 2013 hunting season is the heaviest bear taken in Vermont by bow and arrow since 1898, and that it is a new record according to skull measurements.
Kevin Lamere of Brownington shot the bear on Oct. 5, 2013, with a bow and arrow in Orleans County.
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the tax credit allowed Vermont businesses for research and development was cut from 30 percent to 27 percent of the federal credit. The legislation signaling this reduction was signed into law last month, the same month the state went into a tailspin about the future of IBM and its 4,000 jobs.
Included in the legislation is also the requirement that the state tax department publish the names of all those who avail themselves of the reduced tax credit.